Monday, October 13, 2014

Fact of the Day: Round Earth

For many years, most of the world's civilizations had believed the earth was flat. It wasn't until the classical period in Greece that many great minds like Aristotle thought to figure out that the world was more like a sphere. It took many centuries for most of the world to accept the fact that the Earth was not flat. A woman named Elizabeth Blount created a flat earth organization in the 19th century  which objected to a spherical globe as she found it contradictory to the Bible with passages like Daniel 4:10-11 and Isaiah 11:12. She firmly thought one could not be a Christian, and believe that the earth was round. 

17 comments:

Christine said...

wow this is interesting.

Kati said...

That's the problem with the hardcore believers - even if something is presented to them with facts as hard as they can be, they will still believe whatever they want to...

-Kati

Bob Bushell said...

It's not flat?????????????

Pilar Domínguez said...

It is another vision...different and mistaken as the flat one. Kisses:)

Unknown said...

Buena información!!
Saludos

Emmylou said...

It's hard to imagine now that people actually thought the Earth was flat, but I guess, at the time, without the technology that we have now, it's understandable. Those darn believers, though....:D

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Some republicans still believe the earth is flat.

Sakuranko said...

It is not uncommon to have a biblical background.
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Margaret D said...

Amazing that how people thought back then, but can understand that.

DEZMOND said...

and people still follow Bible... pffft...

Pat Hatt said...

lol sheep are easily lead

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Some still believe it

A Beer for the Shower said...

But if the earth is round, how is my house not just sliding all over the place?

Dascha said...

Interesting! It is still strange that the earth is round. How is it possible :-p

Xoxo

Caro * said...

Stunning fact !

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

It amazes me that with so much proof from modern technology, people can still believe that the earth is flat. ??? How?

bj said...

I love this fact...bless her heart...she believed what she believed....guess she died thinking it was flat.